Vulnerability and the Law PG (11472.1)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Cristy CLARK (Ph: +61 2 62068984 ) ON-CAMPUS 2021 Semester 2 DR Tony KRONE (Ph: +61 2 62012676 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit examines how law engages with vulnerability. It focuses on how law protects and empowers those in positions of relative weakness, such as vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, elders, people with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities, refugees and migrants, and Indigenous people. Legal frameworks considered include international and national human rights laws, capacity law, discrimination law, and the criminal justice system.
This unit may be co-taught with an undergraduate version of the unit.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply and analyse principles of legal process, including comparing and contrasting different legal responses to particular aspects of vulnerability;
2. Create and evaluate legal arguments, employing research, writing, and advocacy skills to agitate persuasively for reform; and
3. Critique the relationship between law and vulnerability in society.
One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour seminar (featuring problem-based learning and interactive workshop) on campus per week.
11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G or equivalent.